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PostSubject: The banned baby names thread   Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:14 pm

It's amazing the names parents try to give their children. Shown below is a list banned baby names and the various countries in which these names are banned.


Akuma, meaning "Devil" (Banned in Japan)

Circumcision (Banned in Mexico)

Facebook (Banned in Mexico)

Hitler (Banned in New Zealand & Germany)

Martian (Banned in New Zealand & Malaysia)

Panties (Banned in New Zealand)

Pieandsauce (Banned in Australia)

4Real (Banned in New Zealand)

Scrotum (Banned in Mexico & Australia)

Sex Fruit (Banned in New Zealand)

Spinach (Banned in New Zealand)

Burger King (Banned in Australia)

Caesarean (Banned in New Zealand)

Chow Tow, meaning "Smelly Head" (Banned in New Zealand & Malaysia)

Ikea (Banned in Australia)

Nutella (Banned in France)

Rogue (Banned in New Zealand)

Traffic (Banned in Mexico)

Fraise, meaning "Strawberry" (Banned in France)

Cyanide (Banned in Wales)

Viking (Banned in Portugal)

Binyameen (Banned in Saudi Arabia)

Elvis (Banned in Sweden)

Gesher, Hebrew word for "Bridge" (Banned in Norway)


So, what baby names are banned in your country?


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PostSubject: Re: The banned baby names thread   Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:31 pm

Psh, I'm thinking waaaay too vanilla! "Toby", "Bailey?" Why not "Boaty McBoatface!" Why not "John Hammond!"

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PostSubject: Re: The banned baby names thread   Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:41 pm

Some countries are very strict when it comes to the names parents can give their children. Icelandic citizens can't have names starting with or containing the letter 'C' because this letter isn't part of the Icelandic alphabet. In a number of European countries such as Denmark, Portugal and Norway, parents have to choose names from a government-approved list. A Norwegian mother ended up spending a few days in jail for refusing to pay a $420 fine for naming her son "Gesher". A Dutch couple once tried to name their child "Anus" whilst a couple from New Zealand wanted to name their twins "Fish" and "Chips".
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PostSubject: Re: The banned baby names thread   Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:05 am

It turns out the letters 'Q' and 'W' aren't in the Icelandic alphabet either, so names containing these letters are also banned. Also, if you live in Saudi Arabia, you can't name your daughter 'Linda', 'Alice', 'Laura', 'Sandy', 'Lauren' or 'Elaine'.
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PostSubject: Re: The banned baby names thread   Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:28 am

Who would name their kid Traffic to begin with? Then again, there are plenty of stupid names given to kids in the States.

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PostSubject: Re: The banned baby names thread   Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:29 pm

@Dead2009 wrote:
there are plenty of stupid names given to kids in the States.
Like the Pokémon name trend from last year, good god that was a dark year for Pokémon fans. Normies everywhere invading my geek zone Razz

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PostSubject: Re: The banned baby names thread   Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:04 pm

Some other names that should be added to the list Laughing





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PostSubject: Re: The banned baby names thread   Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:13 am

I'd love to know what parent in their right mind would want to name their children "Scrotum" and "Sex Fruit".

A few years ago, a couple in New Zealand named their daughter "Tallulah Does The Hula From Hawaii". The poor kid had to live with this embarrassing name for nine years before she was able to get her name changed to something more suitable. Anyway, here's a list of normal-sounding names that are banned in Portugal: Aidan, Bruce, Claude, Heidi, Jimmy, Logan, Rihanna, Mary Ann, Kathleen, Jenny, Douglas, Charlotte and Ashley.
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